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New Adventures: Vail Ski-cation

Posted Dec 31 2012 12:55am

Every year, my family (the parents, sister and I) go on our once-a-year ski vacation.  For all of my life, we have gone to Sun Valley, Idaho (last year’s posts: one , two (lots of food in that one!), three (pretty pictures in that one), and four ) – but this year we did something a little different.

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Vail, Colorado!

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And it’s so cold here!!  But that’s not to say we’re not having a great time.


Doing as much skiing as we can without freezing our fingers and toes off.

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Wandering the resort towns at the base of the mountain (seriously, some of the developments look like they came straight out of Disney land or something!)

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Taking ridiculous pictures, and spending some good time with family.

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and curled up by the fire with cups of tea :-)

Oh, and of course we ate some delicious food, but I’m saving that for a post of its own.

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It’s quite pretty here, but it’s definitely no Sun Valley.  I miss a lot of my favorite places, ski runs, people, and restaurants that I’ve known for years – it feels very weird not  to be there.  It’s been hard to accept that Vail is Vail, nothing more nothing less – and Vail is where we are this year.

Change is good.  New adventures won’t hurt – hey, I might even like it here :-P .  I know how lucky I am to be able to go on yearly ski trips, and I wouldn’t give it up for the world.  Two more days of skiing, time to try to get a good night’s sleep and hit the snow tomorrow.

Do you have a family vacation spot that you are very attached to?

Do you ski?  If so, where do you love to go?

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